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London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
ADAM AND THE GOLDEN COCK., Dalgliesh, Alice.  Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
2 Dalgliesh, Alice. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. ADAM AND THE GOLDEN COCK.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1959), Ist edition. 
64 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color illustrations. "Adam lived in a Connecticut town (Newtown) and helped to look after the sheep. Days were like the sheep - all the same - until in late June, during the American Revolution, came three days so different that Adam never forgot them. For then the regiments of Rochambeau, the great French general camped in the town..." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, is browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, has moderate edge wear, small chips and tears, light rubbing/soiling, small water mark on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE WILES OF THE FOX., Edwards, Lionel.
3 Edwards, Lionel. THE WILES OF THE FOX.
London Medici Society 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Lionel Edwards. 
50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is hardly necessary to say that he has all his life been a hunting man. In this sketch-book he gives us the fruits of his experience of the devious and wily ways of the fox, and his rapid, effective pencil illustrates his text with a vividness which has the quality of genius in it." Inside rear hinge paper is torn making hinge weak but it is holding well, slight insect damage at bottom edge of free endpapers, crease at bottom corner of page leaf 31/32, small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates into pages, tiny bump at top corner of front board, tiny light foxing marks on spine/hinge cloth, very small bump on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has edge tears, chips, wrinkling and wear; spine has dark browning; insect damage on spine and hinges; light browning and soiling on panels; scattered light foxing marks on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
George G. Harrap, London, (1960), Ist edition. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by W.B. White. "The Hebrides are the colourful setting for this thrilling adventure...fourteen-year-old John MacInnes persuades a local farmer and landowner to trust him with the care of his sheep in their summer quarters on Goat Island. Once this is settled, and he has the use of a boat, he organizes a camp so that his friends, three other boys and two girls, can help him in his scheme to fish lobster from the island. In the beginning , t h e p o s s i b i lity of finding a treasure of long lost gold, said to have been hidden there by pirates, was uppermost in their minds as a wish and a dream. It becomes a reality when they realize that men will murder for gold..." Previous ow n er 's n a me /a dd re ss /d at e at top of ffep. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing, several small closed tears with associated creasing, a few tiny chips, large closed tear (archivally taped) on rear panel, spine lightly browned, light s oil in g t o r ear p ane l, cov er art cl ean and bright. VG/G 
Price: 12.00 USD
5 Stranger, Joyce. TROUBLE FOR PADDY JOE.
Collins, London, (1973), Ist edition. 
158 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Paddy Joe and his Alsatian, Storm, had lived with the Colonel and Tomkin ever since his grandmother's recent death. Now they were to go to an island off the west coast of Scotland for a holiday. It was a s uperb place for a holiday: beaches, woods, caves and plenty of wild life. And Paddy Joe and Storm found plenty of places to explore - until the day Storm disappeared. They searched and searched, and no trace of the dog could be found. B u t P a d d y J oe was determined not to give up, and finally he found Storm in a disused and forgotten tunnel. But Paddy Joe was now lost, too - no one knew where he was..." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, minor fading to edges of bo ar ds . Du st j ac ke t h as light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, one tiny closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
LIVE BAIT., Wood, Ted.
6 Wood, Ted. LIVE BAIT.
Collier Macmillan Canada, Don Mills, Ontario, 1985, first edition. 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 029472709 "Reid Bennett returns to Toronto for a refresher course in urban crime in the new mystery by the author of 'Dead in the Water' and 'Murder on Ice'. A Toronto security firm hires Be nnett to catch two thugs who have been bashing the night watchmen at a construction site they're supposed to be protecting. With the help of Sam, his trained German shepherd, he brings in the culprits without much trouble. But the one-nig h t s t a n d turns into a two-week ordeal when Bennett agrees to stay on and find out who is behind the beatings. Between a Mafia loan shark's hired bullies, a bunch of diminutive but deadly martial-arts experts, old enemies of the Toronto polic e fo r ce , an d a s tunning Chinese woman who reminds him too much of bad days in Vietnam, Bennett finds himself overmatched and confused - and begins to suspect that he is as much the hunted as he is the hunter. Great action scenes, a varied and vi vid s et of ch ar ac te rs, and a satisfyingly complex plot make this Wood's best yet." Minor edge wear on boards. Dust jacket is clipped, has minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
POEMS OF SPENSER., Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by.  Edmund Spenser.
7 Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by. Edmund Spenser. POEMS OF SPENSER.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
290 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Happy and Unhappy Love; Courtiers and Great Men; Emblems and Qualities; Gardens of Delight; Fauns and Satyres and Shepherds; Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - causing minor toning to frontispiece and title page, small crease to tiny crease at top corner of pages 197 to 222, creases and wrinkles to fore-edge and top corner of pages 223 to 230, small soft wrinkle to top corner of pages 231 to 238, minor rubbing to top edge gilt, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
8 Younger, William and Younger, Elizabeth. BLUE MOON IN PORTUGAL.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)akes you into the arcadian Minho and the grim ruins of Celt-Iberian civilization; from the fever of vintaging in the Douro, down a line of empty, upland castles, to the fado singers of Lisbon. It is concerned also with Moorish tiles, shepherds in tail-coats of sheepskin, and students in ragged, black cloaks. This is one of the most comprehensive books which have been written about Portugal. The unique Portuguese architecture, the little-known Portuguese painting, bull-fighting, food, wine, hotels, village dances and religious fesitivals, are all part of this story: the story of two people who explored a small country and discovered its greatness." Chapter headings: Once in a Blue Moon; Minho: Carnival in Arcady; Tras-os-Montes: 'Behind the Mountains'; Douro: The Yellow Cat; Port - Oporto - Portugal; Beira Litoral: The Chiselled Heart; Coimbra: The Ladies of Diverse Love ; Estremadura - Beira Alta: The Haunted Coast; Ribatejo: 'Hoi! Toiro!'; Alentejo - Algarve: The End of Europe; Serra da Arrabida - Serra de Sintra: Fish and Follies; Lisbon: The City of the Sea; Appendices - Hotels in Portugal; Food and Wine; Port Wine; Portuguese Recipes; Roads. Light foxing on front endpapers and some preliminary pages, a few light foxing marks on rear endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing/soiling, several tiny tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1977 0688518060 / 9780688518066 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good William Papas. 
40 pp, oblong (7 3/8" H x 10" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "A foolish shepherd makes himself miserable over troubles with his imaginary children; a farmer believes a thief who tells him he used to be the farmer's donkey; a rogue who cannot read or write passes himself off as a schoolmaster. With hilarious illustrations by William Papas, these three authentic folk tales retold by Gloria Skurzynski are sparkling samples of the humor that has sustained the Lebanese people through good times and bad." A gold label on the dust jacket (see scan) states "Library Edition", but there are no library markings (no stamps, pockets, etc.). Slight bump at top of spine, some tiny edge bumps, small wrinkle on front board. Dust jacket has library edition label on front panel/spine (this is not an ex-library book), is price-clipped, has small ghost label mark on front panel, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, taped tears at top/bottom of spine - with creases, minor edge browning. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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